Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

Budget Lighting Options for Daylight and Dollars Savings

Written by on December 3, 2014 in Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips with 0 Comments
Budget Lighting Options for Daylight and Dollars Savings

Daylight saving ended recently and with darkness reigning, it’s the perfect time of year to save significant scratch on lights for your rig. When you’re heading over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, the last thing you want to do is hit a patch of black ice or a deer. There are […]

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Top 5 Cheap Yet Invaluable Upgrades for your Jeep JK

Top 5 Cheap Yet Invaluable Upgrades for your Jeep JK

Whether you’re into Jeeps or not, you have to admit the Jeep brand has generated one heck of an aftermarket over the past few decades.  Almost any Jeep part or accessory imaginable has been (or will be) produced and sold to die-hard Jeep fans around the world.  So many parts in fact that very successful businesses are […]

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Gas Gauge Tip for the Unfamiliar or Forgetful

Written by on August 27, 2014 in Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips with 2 Comments
Gas Gauge Tip for the Unfamiliar or Forgetful

Ever pull up to the gas pump and forget which side the gas cap is on?  This can happen especially in a rental car.  So how can you tell from inside the vehicle?  Did you know that many auto manufacturers place a small arrow next to the gas pump symbol located on your gas gauge? […]

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Easy DYI Jeep Wrangler JK CB Antenna Mount

Easy DYI Jeep Wrangler JK CB Antenna Mount

When I was searching for a good location to install a CB antenna on my Rubicon X, I considered several locations.  Most required me to purchase a mount of some kind or make a complicated bracket.  Since I’ve always enjoyed fabricating when possible I also considered locations where I could make a mount.  I like […]

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Connecting 2 Tow Straps

Written by on June 30, 2014 in Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips with 0 Comments
Connecting 2 Tow Straps

Here’s a tip that will save you from a possible migraine. Throw an old magazine or 4×4 catalog in your 4×4.  The next time you need to connect two tow straps for that long pull, slide the magazine through the tow strap loops as shown in the photo. After the hard pull yanking thousands of […]

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Rust Prevention – Do-It-Yourself Undercoating that WORKS!

Rust Prevention – Do-It-Yourself Undercoating that WORKS!

Crawl under your vehicle.  Look around at the suspension components, frame, bolts, drive shafts, everything metal.  If you’re lucky, it’s doesn’t look too bad right now.  But there’s probably rust here and there.  Surface rust creeping around, in the cracks, on the welds, on the castings. The problem with rust is it’s oxidation of your […]

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Mud Tire Reviews & Information Knowledge Base

Written by on April 13, 2014 in Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips, Reviews with 0 Comments
Mud Tire Reviews & Information Knowledge Base

Listing the Most Popular Mud Tires and All Terrain Tires.  Featuring the Tire Size Clearance Chart.  Also featuring a No-nonsense article to assist with Choosing the Right Mud Tire.  Knowledge database: Tire Terminology, Wheel Terminology, Deciphering the Age of a tire, P-Metric Tire Sizes Conversion to Inches and more. Most Popular Mud Tires Most Popular […]

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Basic CB Radio Installation and Troubleshooting

Basic CB Radio Installation and Troubleshooting

There’s nothing more frustrating than being out on the trail and realizing that your CB is not performing very well.  People in other nearby vehicles can barely make out what you are saying and incoming reception is difficult to make out.  At one time or another, we’ve all been there. So what’s wrong with your […]

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Hard Drive Magnets on Your Oil Filter

Written by on March 2, 2014 in Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips
Hard Drive Magnets on Your Oil Filter

Using a Hard Drive Magnet on your Oil Filter It’s a fact that as your engine runs, tiny metallic particles along with the soot from the combustion process become suspended in your circulating oil.  That’s the nature of an engine where metal on metal contact occurs. The engine oil attempts to create a lubricating buffer […]

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CB Radio Articles

CB Radio Articles

History and General Information AboutCitizens’ Band Radio From the Origins of Citizens’ Band radio and it’s growing popularity in the 1970’s to the worldwide following today around the world, this article explains where CB radio came from and where it is today. All About CB Radio   How to ADJUST YOUR SWR on your CB […]

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AK-47 – How to Smooth out the action!

Written by on February 27, 2014 in Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips with 0 Comments

How to Smooth out the action of a WASR-10 AK-47 Rifle Do you want your budget AK-47 to feel like a high dollar well broken in Rifle?  Follow these easy steps and within less than an hour you’ll have transformed your AK into a smooth action machine!

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Refinishing & Distressing a Romanian WASR-10 AK-47 7.62x39mm Rifle

Refinishing & Distressing a Romanian WASR-10 AK-47 7.62x39mm Rifle

  Ever since the days of the crated, dirt cheap AK-47’s I’ve always wanted one of these but never bought one.  Then one day while doing some online window shopping, I came across an Atlantic Firearms pre-order deal for used Iraqi Contractor WASR 10 AK-47’s at a reasonable price.  What really tickled my fancy was […]

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